NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the state of law and order in Bihar. "Nitish Kumar is now finished. There are riots and incidents of violence all over Bihar. BJP has set the whole state ablaze," Lalu said.
The RJD chief, who is serving jail term since December 23 in fodder scam cases, was on Thursday brought to Delhi for treatment. He has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was earlier admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) on March 17 on complaints of uneasiness at Birsa Munda Jail.
He was taken to Delhi by train after a Special CBI court allowed him to seek treatment at Delhi AIIMS. Senior advocate Chittaranjan Sinha, who has been handling the fodder scam cases for Prasad, said the 69-year-old RJD chief is suffering from diabetes, high creatinine levels and blood pressure. "His condition was not suitable for flying and the doctors at RIMS advised him to travel by train," Sinha said.
A medical board at the RIMS where Prasad was being treated decided to refer him to the AIIMS for better treatment, hospital Director R K Srivastav said.
The former chief minister had been convicted in four fodder scam cases since 2013. In his latest conviction, Lalu was on Saturday sentenced to seven years in prison each in connection with two cases in the fourth fodder scam case. He will be serving a 14-year-jail term and will have to pay Rs 60 lakh in fine for the case.
Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav had earlier alleged that there is a threat to his father's life and claimed that a conspiracy is being hatched by the BJP. "I am sure there is a threat to LaluJi's life, looking at the conspiracy being planned by BJP," he said.
The Jharkhand High Court is to hear on April 6 Lalu's bail plea in the connection with his conviction in the third fodder scam pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from Chaibasa Treasury.